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Husband accused of assaulting wife fails in appeal to recover psychiatric report

A man accused of assaulting his wife has failed in an appeal to recover a psychiatric report which he claimed would assist his defence by bringing her credibility and reliability into question.

Published 13 January 2015

And finally... splashing drivers caught

Pedestrians soaked by passing cars have complained to police new figures reveal.

Published 12 January 2015

Initial Home Office attempt to deport American musician fails

An American musician has won the right to remain in the country after an immigration judge rebuffed a Home Office attempt to deport him.

Published 12 January 2015

Blog: Inner House clarifies doubt over continuing powers of attorney

Stephen Wright (pictured) discusses the recent clarification by the Inner House, in a Special Case, of uncertainty surrounding the validity of a very large number of continuing powers of attorney.

Published 12 January 2015

Gillespie Macandrew appoints two associates

Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of two new associates.

Published 12 January 2015

Scottish police caught running red lights and speeding nine times per month

Scottish police are being caught running red lights or speeding nearly nine times per month reports the Daily Record.

Published 12 January 2015

Kennedys opens in Scotland

International law firm Kennedys has opened in Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, giving it a presence in all jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland.

Published 12 January 2015

Scottish government urged to implement Angiolini report instead of building new prison

Plans for a new women’s prison have been challenged by a prison reform charity.

Published 12 January 2015

Law Society suggestion to allow lawyers to make loans to clients criticised

The Law Society of Scotland has said lawyers should be allowed to lend money to clients in order to pay their own fees.

Published 12 January 2015

Mesothelioma victim’s relatives’ claim for damages ‘not excluded from jury trial’, judge rules

The family of a railway worker who died after contracting an asbestos-related illness will have their action for damages heard by a jury after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that their claim was not excluded from jury trial.

Published 12 January 2015

Lindsays continues to strengthen Dundee office with two senior appointments

Lindsays has announced two more senior appointments to their Dundee team, with family law and family mediation specialist, Jennifer Gallagherjoining as a partner, and Miriam Rennet, as a director in commercial property.

Published 8 January 2015

Importance of dementia planning for estate protection highlighted

With the numbers of people across the UK suffering from dementia continuing to soar, a lawyers have warned families it is essential to consider estate protection.

Published 8 January 2015

And finally... tall tax tales

A man who failed to pay his taxes timeously has claimed that US president Barack Obama dealt with his finances after he was handed a fine for late payment.

Published 8 January 2015

England: Guidance released to prosecutors and police on dealing with sharp increase in rape cases

Prosecutors are seeing a 30 per cent surge in the number of rape trials as a backlog of new cases and historical allegations are bearing down on the courts.

Published 8 January 2015